Absurd Creature of the Week: An Ant That Skydives and Uses Its Head as a Shield

By Matt Simon With a range stretching from Argentina all the way up into the southern U.S., this incredible genus of ants has also mastered the art of rainforest skydiving, leaping from the canopy to avoid predators, only to steer themselves mid-flight right back onto the trunk of their home tree. And they do it with remarkable agility. …read more

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